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Lead Me

Life can be real tough sometimes.  Sometimes, being a husband and a father isn’t easy.  I love my wife and my kids more than any words can say.  And I want to be the very best husband and father that I can be for them.  But to be honest, there are many times when I don’t do or say the right thing, and there are also times when I don’t have the strength to carry on.  Life has been pretty challenging recently.  I am so thankful for friends and family who have surrounded me and supported me and my family through these days – but even they cannot fully sustain me.  I’m learning again and again the importance of looking to God for His leadership and His strength when mine is waning.

This song by Sanctus Real speaks to my heart today.

Sanctus Real – “Lead Me”

I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, what about us?

Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They’re just children from the outside
I’m working hard, I tell myself they’ll be fine
They’re independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, but what about us?

Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won’t You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can’t
Don’t want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up

I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.  Psalm 119:116

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October 25, 2010 - Posted by | leadership, life, marriage, parenting, thoughts, trusting God, video

3 Comments »

  1. Pray for you Jon.

    I love you, Mom

    Comment by Mom | October 25, 2010 | Reply

  2. Dear Jon,

    Life can get a bit burdensome at times but as I said before, we did it before and with God’s help we can do it again. We love you all so very very much and we want the best for you. Please dear God, take away these burden for our dear son and lift him up like you have never done it before and continue to lift him up. We’re walking the walk with you our dear son. May God give you both a night of peace, comfort and rest for tomorrow is another day, dear child of God. We love you all. Love, Mother and Dad L.

    Comment by Janet Lomicka | October 25, 2010 | Reply

  3. This evening, I had the opportunity to handle a situation with Isaac that Leanne would normally handle. I think Leanne and Isaac have a special connection and understanding of each other, but it was nice to help out this time. I’m so grateful to have such a sensitive and caring son. It was important for me to have a helpful dad moment.

    Comment by jonstolpe | October 27, 2010 | Reply


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